Batman Monthly was launched by London Editions Magazines, later Fleetway Editions, in July 1988 and ran for 56 issues until February 1993. It was then relaunched for a further volume of 11 issues from March 1993 to January 1994. Then the series was merged with Fleetway's Superman title and the numbering restarted again under the title Batman & Superman; this lasted another eleven issues. All issues featured reprints of American Batman stories. The first issue carried a free gift of a cover-mounted Batman badge.